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  • Attempted coup d'etat in Turkey, hundreds dead

    07/16/2016 3:26:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/16 | David Rosenberg
    Following a failed coup attempt mounted by Turkey’s military, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reasserted his control over the country. After the botched attempt to overthrow the government which left more than 260 dead, Erdogan has set out to purge the judiciary and military. More than 2,700 judges have been removed and nearly 3,000 soldiers arrested. The Turkish military had announced late Friday night that it had taken over power from the government, declaring that a “peaceful council” had been established “in the name of democratic order.” Army units occupied two key bridges in Istanbul, shutting down traffic in...
  • The Fall of Salon.com

    05/29/2016 1:54:16 AM PDT · by JSteff · 14 replies
    © 2016 POLITICO LLC ^ | 05/27/16 12:34 AM EDT | By Kelsey Sutton and Peter Sterne
    "How a digital trailblazer and progressive powerhouse lost its way. Read more: http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/05/the-fall-of-saloncom-004551#ixzz4A25lhJhi Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook A Facebook page dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of digital media pioneer Salon is functioning as a crowdsourced eulogy. Dozens of Salon alumni have, over the past several months, posted their favorite stories from and memories of the once-beloved liberal news site described as a “left-coast, interactive version of The New Yorker,” a progressive powerhouse that over the years has covered politics with a refreshing aggressiveness, in a context that left plenty of room for provocative personal...
  • GOP Elites Blow $65 Million on Jeb Bush and His Failed Campaign

    01/19/2016 11:35:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP elites have blown $65 million on Jeb Bush so far this campaign cycle and have another $30 million to blow on his failed campaign. Roll Call reported: The spectacular bust of Jeb Bush's campaign for president so far is as much a story about Bush himself as it is about the failure of Right to Rise, the shock-and-awe super PAC that was supposed to launch him into the lead and keep him there. Right to Rise raised $103 million in 2015 and has spent more than $65 million so far. But nine months after he got into the race,...
  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • State suspends Lathrup Village abortion clinic license after failed health inspection

    02/02/2015 8:55:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    candgnews.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Kayla Dimick
    LATHRUP VILLAGE — According to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the state has suspended the license of a local clinic where abortions are performed after authorities discovered several health code violations. On Nov. 21, Women’s Center of Southfield, located at 28505 Southfield Road in Lathrup Village, had its surgical outpatient facility license suspended for violating seven health codes, according to state officials. According to a document sent to the facility by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the center failed to maintain a sterile facility and inform a patient of risks, consent or complications of a procedure. Workers allegedly...
  • Raqqa: US Special Forces Carried Out Failed Rescue Missions to Save Jordanian Pilot

    01/02/2015 9:17:05 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    IBT ^ | 1-2-2015 | Johnlee Varghese
    US Special Forces reportedly carried out a failed rescue mission in Raqqa to save the captured Jordanian pilot held prisoner by Islamic State (ISIS) militants. The operation is believed to have taken place on 1 January. US Special Forces were attempting to rescue Muadh al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot who ended up in the hands of ISIS after his F-16 crashed in Raqqa on 24 December. The operation failed after US forces came under heavy fire from the ISIS. The rescue mission was confirmed by local activists,who claimed that on the day of the operation, the coalition carried out over 13...
  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 6:42:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 423 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should "swallow hard" and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.
  • Colorado Personhood Amendment 67 Fails a Third Time by Lopsided Margin

    11/05/2014 12:43:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A personhoood amendment failed by a lopsided margin for a third time in Colorado, despite efforts by backers of the amendment to change the language and approach of the amendment in an effort to gain additional support. Despite the language changes, the latest version of the Colorado personhood amendment would not have stopped abortions or protected pregnant women and their unborn children from violence because it would have been overturned in court even if approved. Colorado voters defeated Amendment 67, or the Brady Amendment, by a vote of 64-36%, with 69% percent reporting. colorado5In 2008, a wave Democratic election year...
  • The shiny object election (Obama and Dems just can't catch a break...)

    10/26/2014 5:35:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The short-attention span generation has birthed the shiny-object election. The theme of the 2014 midterms — to whatever extent one is discernable — has been an explosion of one crisis after another, each of which demands an enormous amount of media attention before fading for the next one. From the Secret Service to ISIS, Ebola to immigration, mistreated veterans to Ferguson and race relations, candidates and the president have been forced to react to the controversy du jour. Strategists and experts say the result has been bad news for Democrats, who have had a tougher time underscoring their preferred campaign...
  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 1:26:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 7, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Tony Cardenas on Sunday defended President Obama against charges that he betrayed Hispanic voters when he decided to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections. Cardenas, a California Democrat, conceded that Hispanics were frustrated with Obama and disappointed with his decision. But the congressman blamed House Republicans, who have blocked consideration of a bipartisan immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last year, for “forcing” Obama into the position of having to take potentially unpopular unilateral action to legalize a portion of the 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S.
  • 12 ways the US administration has failed its ally Israel

    06/09/2014 9:09:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/3/14 | David Horovitz
    Mere hours after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a government backed by the Islamic extremist Hamas group, the US State Department legitimized the arrangement, declaring that it would work with the new government because it “does not include members affiliated with Hamas.” What was saddest about Washington’s insistence on accepting Abbas’s paper-thin veneer over his government’s new nature — his “technocrat” ministers were all approved by Hamas — is that it represents only the Obama administration’s latest abrogation of leadership, logic and leverage at Israel’s expense. Rather than rushing to embrace a Palestinian government in which an unreformed...
  • This is the least defective ink stamp you'll ever find...

    03/24/2014 3:12:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bitcoin Bank Run, Take 2

    02/11/2014 4:32:38 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 17 replies
    Mises Economics Blog ^ | 2/11/14 | David Howden
    Enough people were upset with my previous post claiming that Mt. Gox is suffering a bitcoin bank run because it is holding only a fractional bitcoin reserve that it caused me to think twice about the claim.I could have been wrong, but I doubt it.Actually, the backlash was strong enough that it made me think that perhaps I was using some common terms in strange ways. I referred to Mt. Gox as a bank, which is a stretch by some definitions, but it definitely stores bitcoin for clients and as such, acts as a custodian.Maybe it was the term “bank...
  • HealthCare.gov contract: Politics not a factor, but neither were firm’s ties to failed projects

    12/23/2013 7:58:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/22/13 | Jerry Markon, Alice Crites
    CGI Federal, the company responsible for building the problem-plagued Web site for the Affordable Care Act, won the job because of what federal officials deemed a “technically superior” proposal, according to government documents and people familiar with the decision. Not considered in the 2011 selection process was the history of numerous executives at CGI Federal, who had come from another company that had mishandled at least 20 other government ­information technology projects more than a decade ago. But federal officials were not required to examine that long-term track record, which included a highly publicized failure to automate retirement benefits for...
  • Pentagon: China Failed to Consult Before Imposing Air Defense Zone

    12/04/2013 6:31:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/4/13 | Bill Gertz
    China’s military imposed a destabilizing air defense zone over the East China Sea without consulting the United States, and top Pentagon leaders said Wednesday there have been no contacts with their Chinese counterparts since the zone was set up Nov. 23. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a press conference at the Pentagon that the Chinese air zone is destabilizing the region. However, both leaders declined to urge China to roll back the air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as Japan’s government has demanded of the Chinese. The lack...
  • (Exempt) Obama, Staff Still Don't Know Why Rollout Failed

    11/17/2013 7:45:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/16/13 | Andrea Billups
    **SNIP** The lack of credible responsibility continues to stagger as Democrats in Congress, which the president has repeatedly misread, pull away from him in fear of hot constituent backlash and looming 2014 midterm elections. But many inside the Beltway and elsewhere seem shocked as Americans must deal with the ramifications of a health policy that its own government created, but now can't manage. It's no longer Republicans who are using the word "lied" when referring to the president's healthcare debacle. "Had I been informed (about the healthcare.gov website), I wouldn't be going out saying, 'Boy, this is going to be...
  • Lawmakers: Sebelius failed at government website projects prior to serving in Obama administration

    10/23/2013 10:13:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/13 | Patrick Howley
    Obama administration Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ failure at designing websites to provide government services began during her term as governor of Kansas, long before the Obamacare website debacle, Kansas political insiders told The Daily Caller. Sebelius oversaw numerous costly and disastrous government website projects during her six-year governorship (2003-2009), including a failed update of the Department of Labor’s program to provide unemployment pay and other services and similar updates pertaining to the Department of Administration and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services. The Department of Labor’s overhaul of its computer programs was a notable boondoggle,...
  • Now Trending on Twitter: #FailedObamacareSlogans

    10/23/2013 5:43:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/23 | Tweets
    Ah, the Tweets on Twitter are at it again. Obama's used car salesman/Sham Wow guy speech in the Rose Garden brings out the best in some folks. Now it is: #FailedObamacareSlogans Here is a little of what is being posted: #FailedObamacareSlogans Now with more surge Join us! Folks everywhere are signing up fast and furious. The Best Healthcare a Community Organizer Can Provide Today Socialism, Tomorrow Communism. If you like your huge government, you can keep it. Free rectal exams courtesy of the #IRS I just spent an extra 15% on my health insurance by switching to Obamacare Spending just...
  • Failed Navy SEALs raid on Somali target could bolster Al Shabab (+video)

    10/06/2013 6:25:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    CSMonitor ^ | 10/13/13 | Mike Pflanz
    Mombasa, Kenya A commando unit from the US Navy’s Seal Team Six launched an amphibious raid on a Somali town, but failed to confirm a capture or kill of their Al Shabab target, suspected to be linked to Nairobi’s Westgate mall terror attack. The operation could have opposite its intended result of discouraging further attacks. Analysts warn that even earlier successful targeted strikes against Al Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamist militant group, failed to curb the group's capacity to carry out international terror attacks, and that failed missions could in fact bolster its support and recruitment. The predawn raid Saturday came...
  • 'Painless death' or 'precipitous cliff'? Transsexual chooses euthanasia after failed operation

    10/05/2013 2:54:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/04/13 | Alexander Smith
    A high-profile case of a Belgian transsexual who chose to be killed by medical euthanasia after a sex-change operation turned him into a "monster" has highlighted the soaring number of people in the region electing to die this way – and has raised fresh questions over the controversial practice. Nathan Verhelst, born Nancy, gave an interview to a local newspaper hours before his death this week citing his "unbearable psychological suffering" – rather than a terminal or degenerative physical illness – as his reason for dying voluntarily. "When I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new...
  • Barack Obama Flops in Knox

    07/26/2013 10:00:05 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 25, 2013 | Niles Gardiner
    Today in Illinois, President Obama spoke the language of decline, promising more of the same left-wing policies that have weakened US competitiveness, eroded economic freedom, and have saddled the world’s superpower with historic levels of debt. Americans deserve better than the failed statism that has bankrupted cities like Detroit, and threatens to do the same to the rest of the country.
  • BART Workers Strike After Failed Contract Talks [San Francisco transit workers strike]

    07/01/2013 6:56:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 1, 2013
    AN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area Rapid Transit workers walked off the job early Monday morning after last-minute negotiations failed to produce a new contract agreement. The strike ensured a nightmarish commute to start the week, leaving about 400,000 BART riders to find another way to get work. The unions were seeking a 5 percent annual raise over the next three years. BART spokesman Rick Rice said the transit agency had rolled out several offers over the course of negotiations, including an 8 percent salary raise over the next four years. But the unions dismissed the proposals as “surface...
  • Obama: The fall

    05/04/2013 10:27:45 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/2/13 | Charles Krauthammer
    Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs. And where the victor is hailed as the new Caesar, facing an open road to domination. And where Barack Obama, already naturally inclined to believe his own loftiness, graciously accepted the kingly crown and proceeded to ride his reelection success to a crushing victory over the GOP at the fiscal cliff, leaving a humiliated John Boehner & Co....
  • A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

    02/27/2013 9:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. That would be almost a 25 percent increase. Let's look at the president's proposal, but before doing so, let's ask some other economic questions. Are people responsive to changes in price? For example, if the price of cars rose by 25 percent, would people purchase as many cars? Supposing housing prices rose by 25 percent, what would happen to sales? Those are big-ticket items, but what about smaller-priced items? If a supermarket raised its prices by...
  • Obama's favorable ratings across the Arab world are 10% or less. Zogby poll report 2011 - REPOST

    09/25/2012 9:14:16 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 4 replies
    With the 2008 election of Barack Obama, favorable attitudes toward the U.S. more than doubled in many Arab countries. But in the two years since his famous “Cairo speech,” ratings for both the U.S. and the President have spiraled downwards. The President is seen overwhelmingly as failing to meet the expectations set during his speech, and the vast majority of those surveyed disagree with U.S policies. In five out of the six countries surveyed, the U.S. was viewed less favorably than Turkey, China, France—or Iran. Far from seeing the U.S. as a leader in the post-Arab Spring environment, the countries...
  • Economist Says the American Retirement System Has Failed(mandatory retirement savings)

    08/16/2012 3:24:08 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    PRI Public Radio International ^ | 01 August, 2012 | The Takeaway Morning News Program
    America is heading into a retirement crisis, an economist says. Most retirees haven't saved enough money to retire and Teresa Ghilarducci blames America's entire system for retiring. It’s been 30 years since the Individual Retirement Account model became the standard way for Americans to save for retirement. But many people who saved for three decades watched a lot of that money disappear during the financial crisis. And now, more than half of American workers have saved less than $25,000 for their golden years, and about 30 percent have saved less than a thousand dollars. Overall, the system is failing, says...
  • Rick Santorum launches conservative PAC ("defeating Obama is first priority")

    06/09/2012 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    Capitol Column ^ | June 9, 2012 | Captiol Column Staff
    Former Republican presidential contender and Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum announced the formation of a new conservative group Friday, saying it will seek to thwart President Obama's bid for re-election in 2012. "The defeat of Barack Obama, and those who support his policies, will be our first priority."
  • Obama’s failed policies cause millions of Americans to give up (w/1 minute video)

    05/06/2012 1:26:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | 5/6/2012 | Dan Spencer
    The April unemployment report brought attention to the millions of Americans suffering in silence as a result of President Obama’s failed economic policies. The Romney campaign has released a new video “Silence” highlighting the terribly disappointing April unemployment report: No wonder that during his so-called official start to his reelection campaign, President Obama told Americans not to ask if they are better off than they were four years ago, but how they’ll be tomorrow. Only 115,000 jobs were added in April, far fewer than the 180,000 economists were expecting. The reason the unemployment rate declined slightly to 8.1 percent and...
  • Familiar Rhetoric, Failed Record (video)

    01/24/2012 8:49:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/24/12
    A comparison of President Obama's State of the Union speeches.
  • Budget Office: Obama's Stimulus Failed on Jobs (CBO: Obama stimulus fails)

    11/23/2011 4:41:50 PM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/23/2011 | Paul Scicchitano
    In a blow to the Obama administration, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has concluded that the president’s economic stimulus plan created fewer jobs than expected and “crowds out” private investment. A new report the CBO released on Tuesday finds that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may have boosted the economy in the short run by sustaining some 700,000 jobs at its peak in 2010 but “will reduce output slightly in the long run — by between 0 and 0.2 percent after 2016.” The report estimates that the total number of jobs the plan produced was far fewer than the...
  • I survived a failed abortion, and now I’m expecting my second baby

    09/15/2011 4:07:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/15/11 | Melissa Ohden
    Melissa Ohden September 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - How could my biological mother have ever fathomed that as she attempted to abort me in 1977 that she was not only ending the life of her child, but she was wiping out every future generation to come from that one life - her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, her great-great grandchildren? She may not have been able to fathom it, the thousands of women who end the lives of their children everyday through abortion may not be able to fathom it, but as an abortion survivor now pregnant with my second child, I can...
  • One and Done?

    09/04/2011 12:10:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2011 | Maureen Dowd
    [snip] You know you’re in trouble when Harry Reid says you should be more aggressive. If the languid Obama had not done his usual irritating fourth-quarter play, if he had presented a jobs plan a year ago and fought for it, he wouldn’t have needed to elevate the setting. How will he up the ante next time? A speech from the space station? Republicans who are worried about being political props have a point. The president is using the power of the incumbency and a sacred occasion for a political speech. Obama is still suffering from the Speech Illusion, the...
  • Iran warns of regional crisis if Syria falls

    08/27/2011 7:54:42 PM PDT · by jonatron · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/2011 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY
    <p>BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's closest ally, Iran, warned Saturday that a power vacuum in Damascus could spark an unprecedented regional crisis while urging President Bashar Assad to listen to some of his people's "legitimate demands." Thousands of protesters, meanwhile, insisted they will defy tanks and bullets until Assad goes.</p>
  • Green Jobs, Red Faces

    08/19/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 29 replies
    Industrial Policy: The fact that President Obama's "green jobs" campaign has been an enormously expensive failure is now so glaringly obvious even the New York Times can't ignore it any longer. In a surprisingly candid article headlined "Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises," the Times' Aaron Glantz reports that "federal and state efforts to stimulate creation of green jobs have largely failed, government records show," and that Obama's goal of 5 million new green jobs in 10 years is a "pipe dream." Glantz notes, for example, that Obama's much-heralded weatherization program "never caught on." California still...
  • A Failed Presidency -- The American Problem

    08/07/2011 9:13:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/6/11 | John Mariotti - Forbes
    Few Americans needed Standard & Poor to confirm the mismanagement of the United States government and its finances. The downgrading of American credit will raise interest rates on America’s huge debt and ultimately on all Americans. Popular polls say that most Americans blame Congress—but that’s too simplistic. As much as Barack Obama would like to shift that blame onto Congress, the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of President. It is first and foremost a leadership problem that is crippling America—and the leader is President Barack Obama—not the many members of Congress. No matter how many speeches he makes, the...
  • BREAKING: New Mexico rancher Larry Link murdered by illegal alien

    06/07/2011 1:44:09 PM PDT · by cowpoke · 178 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/7/2011 | Kimberly Dvorack
    Hidalgo County Sheriff Department has confirmed that New Mexico rancher, Larry Link, was murdered earlier today on his property. Sources are reporting that the rancher was responding to an alleged- illegal alien on his property at Stein’s Ghost Town when the he was gunned-down. The murder took place on the southwest side of the state near the Arizona border on Interstate 10 at mile marker three. The Hidalgo Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene, only to find the rancher had already died.
  • The Obama Stimulus Has Failed

    06/05/2011 6:09:09 AM PDT · by Son House · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | May 31, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, we know that Obama's stimulus plan, Obama's stimulus was nothing more than a money laundering slush fund. We know that now. We know that in any number of ways, learning it most recently from Wisconsin. A full 80% of the money that Wisconsin got went to the public sector unions -- and, of course, that money, a percentage of that just goes right back to the Democrat Party. But let's say -- just for the sake of discussion, playing devil's advocate, let's -- that Obama is simply is a misguided, well-intentioned statist; and he really believes that massive...
  • State Multiculturalism has Failed in Britain

    02/06/2011 9:12:17 PM PST · by Seth Forman · 5 replies
    http://www.mrformansplanet.com ^ | 02/08/2011 | Seth Forman
    STATE MULTICULTURALISM HAS FAILED, SAYS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON It looks like Europe may be waking up to the Islamist threat to liberty and democracy faster than America. That’s disappointing to me. But at least some portions of the free world aren’t completely brain dead. You’ll recall on October 18, 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made headlines by denouncing “multiculturalism” in Germany as having “failed utterly.” Now Cameron has some choice words for the morally confused. See more at www.mrformansplanet.com
  • The year that wasn't: failed predictions of 2010 (from psychics, seers, visionaries and the media)

    01/01/2011 12:29:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 6+ views
    The National ^ | 01/01/2011 | Sean Mclain
    2010 The death of Osama bin Laden, at least according to Craig and Jane Hamilton-Parker, "Britain's Best Psychic Couple". Craig and Jane also predicted the discovery of a way to make electricity from water, a secret attempt to clone a famous person and Barack Obama developing an interest in holistic medicine. The death of Twitter, "which as we know it will fade away", as predicted by the American news outlet CNBC. Either that or it would be shut down. In fact, Twitter gained 100 million new users, more than doubled its staff and raised US$200 million of financing. America will...
  • The Carter-Obama Comparisons Grow (Walter Mondale himself sees a parallel)

    09/21/2010 8:28:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | JOHN FUND
    Comparisons between the Obama White House and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter are increasingly being made—and by Democrats. Walter Mondale, Mr. Carter's vice president, told The New Yorker this week that anxious and angry voters in the late 1970s "just turned against us—same as with Obama." As the polls turned against his administration, Mr. Mondale recalled that Mr. Carter "began to lose confidence in his ability to move the public." Democrats on Capitol Hill are now saying this is happening to Mr. Obama. Mr. Mondale says it's time for the president "to get rid of those teleprompters and connect"...
  • Netanyahu: We tried and failed to stop Russian missile sale to Syria

    09/19/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/19/10 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted on Sunday that despite intensive diplomacy, Israel had failed to dissuade Russia from selling advanced missiles to Syria. Speaking at Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu told ministers that Russian plans to go ahead with the delivery of P-800 anti-ship missiles to Syria was "problematic" for Israel. "We have been aware of this deal for some time and there were discussions with the Russians at every level," Netanyahu said.
  • The End of Pakistan? Will it become a nuclear Yugoslavia?

    08/22/2010 6:25:58 PM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 27 replies
    Counterterrorism Blog ^ | 08/17/2010 | Aaron Mannes
    Although it is wracked by floods, violence, and other tragedies, this small story from rural Pakistan caught my eye recently: SHIKARPUR: Ten people were killed in an armed clash between Magsi and Qambrani tribes in the jurisdiction of Golodaro police station on Thursday evening. According to sources, the gunbattle followed a brawl over irrigation of paddy crops near Kuddan village. The sources said the Qambrani tribe lost seven men while the Magsi tribe lost three. Sanaullah Abbasi, a senior police official, told Dawn five bodies had been recovered. A big police contingent stormed the village late in the evening and...
  • Despite Recent Record Spending, Congress Failed to Fund Detention Space to Hold Captured Illegals

    08/20/2010 10:25:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/20/2010 | Penny Starr
    Even as Congress increased overall federal spending from a then-record $2.6 trillion in fiscal 2006 to $3.6 trillion in fiscal 2010, it only appropriated enough funds for the Department of Homeland Security to provide a fraction of the additional 40,000 detention spaces for illegal aliens that had been authorized by an immigration law approved in 2004. Because it lacked adequate detention space, DHS says it was forced over the last three years to release hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens it had caught and were being processed for deportation. Among these, as CNSNews.com recently reported, were 481
  • Joe Biden: Failed stimulus all GOP’s fault

    07/18/2010 2:55:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    Jake Tapper interviewed Vice President Joe Biden and challenged him on the administration’s new Recovery Summer public-relations sloganeering, with economic indicators retreating and consumer confidence falling. Biden implicitly acknowledged the failure of the Porkulus bill, but had a ready villain to blame — the dastardly Republicans who wouldn’t let the administration spend as much as they wanted: “There’s a lot of people at the time argued it was too small,” he said. “A lot of people in our administration…even some Republican economists and some Nobel laureates like Paul Krugman, who continues to argue it was too small.”“But, you know,” Biden...
  • Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon – Including for... Obama Presidency

    05/18/2010 3:48:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 474+ views
    abc ^ | 5/18/10 | jake tapper
    Though federal regulations require offshore drilling locations to be inspected by the Department of the Interior's Minerals Mining Service every 30 days, those inspections have repeatedly not happened since the Deepwater Horizon site was permitted by MMS in 2001 – including one out of every four months since President Obama's inauguration. ABC News has learned that in the 16 months from January 2009 through April 2010 MMS failed to inspect Deepwater Horizon four times – in May 2009, August 2009, December 2009, and January 2010. The reasons for the lack of inspections, sources said, were logistic.
  • Pakistani Taliban Claim Credit for Failed NYC Times Square Car Bombing

    05/02/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | Sunday, May 2, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City. Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes "fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA." Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel. The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created...
  • Ariz.'s largest paper: Pols failed on immigration

    05/02/2010 4:40:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/10 | AP
    PHOENIX – Arizona's largest newspaper criticized U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl and a host of other elected officials in a rare front-page editorial Sunday, saying the politicians have failed to find solutions to illegal immigration. The state has become the target of calls for boycotts since adopting a law that requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. "The federal government is abdicating its duty on the border. Arizona politicians are pandering to public fear," The Arizona Republic said in a full-page...
  • Italian Government Investigates Baby Left to Die after Failed Abortion

    04/27/2010 3:47:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 411+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/27/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ROSSANO, Italy, April 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Italian government has announced that it will launch an investigation of a hospital where a premature baby born alive following an attempted abortion was left to die for hours, before receiving medical attention thanks to the intervention of a priest."If the reports are correct we are talking about a grave case of therapeutic abandonment of a very premature newborn, probably also with some form of disability: an act against the sense of human pity but also against all ethics of medical practice," said Eugenia Roccella, the Italian Subsecretary of Health. "The...
  • Obama Flunked Kindergarten

    04/21/2010 9:15:31 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 70 replies · 2,442+ views
    Youtube ^ | April 21, 2010 | Chatter4
    Evidence from both Hawaii and Indonesia shows that Barry had to repeat kindergarten, and was just pushed along with the children his own age each time he returned to Hawaii.
  • ObamaCare failed in Massachusetts

    03/18/2010 6:15:27 AM PDT · by aquapub · 6 replies · 240+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3-18-10 | Robert Moon
    Before eventually deciding that he was once again a conservative, Mitt Romney (R) enacted a massive, sweeping government takeover of his state's health care system that Democrats now regularly liken ObamaCare to and cite as proof that it might not be a total catastrophe.